Learning Corona has been lots of fun, especially given how many opportunities it’s making for us to create new ideas quickly. In one of our game brainstorming sessions last week we came up with a game which we’re calling Unique, in which snowflakes fall from the sky and the player tries to collect as many as possible without ever catching the same one twice.
Unable to sleep one night for the snowflakes in my brain, I got to coding up a prototype of Unique and the next day we pulled an app-shipping marathon where we created (or took via creative commons) all of the media (background music, sound effects, 50 unique snowflakes, custom font) and put the gameplay together in a polished and finished app. The result is a wonderful and ambient meditative experience which tests your memory, patience, and intuition.
In the future we’d like to extend the gameplay and add a few more features and we’re thinking of instituting an “app download stretch goal” type system, where if we hit various download milestones we’ll add new features.
In the meantime, enjoy the winter and the snow! (Even if it’s only simulated on your phone because you live in California.)